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  • An Overwrought Hatefest at the Emmy Awards

    09/22/2017 9:43:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    The latest telecast of the Emmy Awards on CBS drew the second-lowest audience ever, just 11.4 million, and that is no surprise. This show could not have been more predictable, quickly devolving into a boorish hourslong festival of Trump bashing and Hillary mourning. Awards shows used to be blockbusters for TV. But in the Age of Trump, they're becoming screaming political spectacles, like the infamous funeral/pep rally for Sen. Paul Wellstone in 2002. The red-state audience knows it's going to be a leftist hootenanny attack on conservatives all night long. Why put up with it? So they don't bother. Naturally,...
  • Shut up and play: The NFL and ESPN need to get politics out of sports or risk losing millions

    09/22/2017 7:00:11 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 59 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 19, 2017 | Jennifer Kerns
    ESPN host Jemele Hill is back on the air after calling President Trump a "white supremacist" who has surrounded himself with "other white supremicists" — remarks that earned her a reprimand, but not a suspension, from the network. The Twitter-taunting and subsequent fallout comes as the sports network's ratings have taken a significant hit over the last year, starting with players' social justice protests at pre-game festivities. oth the TV networks and the NFL are paying the penalty. As of July 2017, ESPN's ratings already dropped 9 percent compared to the same time period last year. Add that to an...
  • Why are ESPN, MGM and Other American Companies Purposely Committing Suicide?

    09/21/2017 8:07:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2017 | Wayne Allyn Root
    It's happening all over America. Liberal CEOs appear to be purposely committing brand suicide. Their cardinal sin is arrogance and ignorance. Remarkably, they don't even understand their own customers’ base. ESPN and Vegas casino giant MGM Resorts International should serve as Exhibit A. Vegas and ESPN have much in common. ESPN has committed suicide with its obsession with liberal, progressive, politically correct beliefs. The fact is Vegas’s core audience is exactly the same as ESPN’s. Vegas’s audience has three key demographics: A) Middle America. Overwhelmingly this group voted for Donald Trump. B) Conventioneers. This group is composed of business owners,...
  • Wisconsin suicide prevention bill would let people ban themselves from owning guns

    09/21/2017 7:16:39 AM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies
    guns.com ^ | Sep. 21, 2017 | Andrew Shepperson
    A Wisconsin state lawmaker has proposed a bill that would let people ban themselves from owning handguns as a suicide prevention measure. The proposal, filed as LRB-3529 by Democrat Rep. Melissa Sargent, would allow people who may be at risk of suicide to ban themselves from being able to buy handguns in Wisconsin. Individuals who choose to take part in the Firearm Self-Exclusion Program would have the choice of excluding themselves from handgun purchases for one, five or 20 years, with the first year being irrevocable. “Nearly half of the suicides that occur in Wisconsin annually involve firearms,” Sargent said...
  • Guess What. Hollywood Doesn’t Care If You Watch The Emmys

    09/19/2017 12:12:47 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 18, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    This morning Ed wrote about the anticipated (and delivered) crash and burn of the ratings for last night’s Emmys. I suppose I contributed to that in a small way since I was watching football. In my Twitter feed, I only saw two of the conservatives I follow commenting on the show so that seemed to be a fairly common practice among our tribe. The initial scoring put them in position to be one of the worst rated Emmys outings of the modern era. This led a few timid voices to meekly suggest this morning that just perhaps the show needs...
  • ames Corden Denies Kissing Sean Spicer — Then Apologizes, Sort of

    09/19/2017 9:21:53 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 19, 2017 | GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO
    The internet was ablaze on Monday with debate over whether the Emmys broadcast — and the after-parties that followed — had helped rehabilitate the image of the former White House press secretary Sean Spicer. James Corden was in one of the most incriminating photographs, caught trying to give Mr. Spicer a kiss on the cheek. On “The Late Late Show” on Monday, Mr. Corden first tried denying it, taking a page from the Spicer-Trump playbook. “Now, I know you think that’s a picture of me kissing Sean Spicer, but in the spirit of Sean Spicer, no, it isn’t.” — JAMES...
  • A Campus Conservative’s Year Facing Anger, Doxing and Intimidation

    09/17/2017 6:30:02 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 15 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 9-15-17 | Matt Lewis
    It cost more than $600,000 for security so that Ben Shapiro could safely deliver a fairly conventional conservative speech at UC Berkeley on Thursday night. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Shapiro (an orthodox Jew and #NeverTrump conservative) was heavily targeted with anti-Semetic attacks by the alt-right. He was nevertheless greeted on the Berkeley campus by signs calling him a “white supremacist.” This was just one more example of how the assault on free speech at America’s college campuses has become pervasive. You’ve probably heard of last year’s high-profile incidents at Middlebury College, Evergreen State College, and (yes) U.C. Berkeley, but...
  • Hillary Practices Alternate Reality Thinking

    09/17/2017 3:58:25 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 17 Sep, 2017 | Tom Knepper
    Hillary Clinton has recently been a strong proponent of something she called Alternate Nostril Breathing (I’m not curious). But I think the technique she has really been advocating her whole life could better be described as Alternate Reality Thinking. Since the days of her youth, when the Goldwater Girl decided to do a complete 180 and start calling up, down, black, white, and most importantly, evil, good, Mrs. Clinton has since then been a cultural warrior who never saw a traditional American value she didn’t want to smash. Or should I say Christian value. As with Karl Marx himself (and...
  • Why Would Any Conservative Watch Late-Night TV?

    09/16/2017 3:11:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/16/2017 | Christian Toto
    Once upon a time Red State types were just like their Blue State brethren. They settled in for the night by watching Jay, Conan, Dave, or Jimmy. A few monologue jokes later, and they were off to dreamland with a grin on their faces. That was then, and by "then" we mean roughly five years ago. Today, some of the late-night faces have changed. Jay became Jimmy (Fallon). Dave gave way to Stephen (Colbert). And new talent like Trevor Noah, Jim Jefferies, and Chelsea Handler entered the arena. The entire tenor of late night changed, too. What was once a...
  • The Real Reason for the Anti-Trump Demonstrations

    11/19/2016 2:00:41 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 34 replies
    Intellectual Takeout ^ | 11-16-16 | Martin Cothran
    The anti-Trump demonstrations we now see in the streets are not just examples of the immaturity of many modern secular liberals, who seem to think that everyone else is somehow obligated to agree with them. They’re also a symptom of the distorted influence politics now exercises over our culture. But in addition to being a symptom of our culture, the dominance of politics in every aspect of life is also a consequence of liberalism itself. The tendency of liberalism has always been to politicize everything. Thanks to liberalism, we have a politicized media that has abandoned journalistic standards in a...
  • Phil Lord, Chris Miller Set "Woke" Mother Comedy at ABC (Anti-Conservative Series)

    09/13/2017 12:40:54 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 13 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 9/13/17 | Lesley Goldberg
    'We Can Do Better' landed at the network with a sizable penalty attached. Free of the Star Wars Han Solo movie, Phil Lord and Chris Miller are turning their attention back to the small screen. The Last Man on Earth creators have sold single-camera comedy We Can Do Better to ABC. The comedy, which landed at the Disney-owned network with multiple outlets bidding and a significant penalty attached, revolves around a soccer mom who deals with her newly "woke" life in the South as a parent, wife, American citizen and daughter of a hardcore conservative parents. Last Man on Earth...
  • Why Evangelicals—Like Me—Voted for Donald Trump and Are Sticking With Him

    09/13/2017 9:03:16 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 6 replies
    TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 9/13/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    The Never-Trumpers of every stripe still don’t get it. Ten months after his historic defeat of Hillary Clinton, those opposed to Donald Trump—whether from the political right, left, or middle—have yet to grasp why so many Americans—especially evangelical Americans—have embraced, or at least tolerate, the politics of the Man from Manhattan. As my wife (and chief editor) pointed out when I began this piece, “It’s really a no-brainer. There was no other option.” But nevertheless, to those dulled by their disdain for Mr. Trump, let me explain again our continued support for him. First, let me make this abundantly clear:...
  • Pumpkin Spice Lattes fund 'white supremacy' in Trump White House, according to feminist group

    09/13/2017 7:29:27 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 12, 2017 | Emily Jashinsky
    "Pumpkin spice just doesn't taste as good when you add a shot of racism," a feminist leader explained as the fall flavor began to pop up in coffee shops around the country. This is a shockingly weird claim, but it shouldn't be surprising. In an editorial published last month, we wrote about the Left's effort to broaden the boundaries of concepts such as white supremacy and racism in a way that impugns the conduct of well-meaning people. Now, a feminist nonprofit is running a campaign to convince festive imbibers of Pumpkin Spice Lattes they're unknowingly boosting the cause of white...
  • Democrats choose union over Tesla in California cap-and-trade deal

    09/12/2017 12:28:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 12, 2017 | by Jim Miller
    Democratic lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown are siding with organized labor in its battle with automaker Tesla, inserting a provision in last-minute legislation to spend $1.5 billion in cap-and-trade money. The legislation would inject the state into an increasingly acrimonious union organizing campaign at automaker Tesla’s Fremont plant. Manufacturers that want to be eligible for the state’s zero-emission vehicle rebate program – a major driver of Tesla sales – would need to be certified by the state labor secretary “as fair and responsible in the treatment of their workers.” Tesla buyers are eligible for rebates of up to $2,500, but...
  • Leftism Is Not Liberalism

    09/12/2017 4:16:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2017 | Dennis Prager
    What is the difference between a leftist and a liberal? Answering this question is vital to understanding the crisis facing America and the West today. Yet few seem able to do it. I offer the following as a guide. Here's the first thing to know: The two have almost nothing in common. On the contrary, liberalism has far more in common with conservatism than it does with leftism. The left has appropriated the word "liberal" so effectively that almost everyone -- liberals, leftists and conservatives -- thinks they are synonymous. But they aren't. Let's look at some important examples. Race:...
  • AMC Developing Series Based On Black Lives Matter Book ‘They Can’t Kill Us All’

    09/12/2017 10:04:21 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 45 replies
    Deadline ^ | September 11, 2017 | Nellie Andreeva
    AMC has put in development a drama based on Wesley Lowery’s bestselling nonfiction book They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice. It comes from Brad Weston’s Makeready and writer LaToya Morgan (Into the Badlands, Turn: Washington’s Spies). Published in 2016 by Little, Brown & Company, the book was acquired by Makeready last fall. It examines how decades of racially biased policing in segregated neighborhoods with failing schools, crumbling infrastructure and too few jobs has led to the high-profile cases of police brutality in Ferguson, Cleveland, Baltimore and elsewhere and the birth of...
  • University of Baltimore students protest Betsy DeVos as fall commencement speaker

    09/11/2017 2:53:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | September 11, 2017 | by Talia Richman
    University of Baltimore president Kurt Schmoke defended his decision to invite U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to speak at the school’s fall commencement, even as dozens of students protested against the invitation Monday and hundreds more signed a petition demanding he change his mind. Schmoke, a former mayor of Baltimore, said students should reserve judgment on the controversial member of President Donald Trump’s cabinet. Hosting DeVos, he said, is “in the best tradition of the university.” Dozens of students participated in a “class walk out” demonstration Monday afternoon, the first of two protests planned for today. UB junior Tracy...
  • Professor tells students that right-wing terrorism more of a threat than Islamic terrorism

    09/11/2017 2:02:59 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    The College Fix ^ | September 11, 2017 | Staff
    A professor at American University recently taught students that right-wing terrorism in the United States is actually more of a pressing threat to American citizens than Islamic terrorism based on the number of attacks, not the death toll. Professor Erin Kearns said Americans seem most afraid of Islamic terrorists, but that so-called right-wing extremists here have actually committed a higher number of attacks. “I would guess that a handful of you are probably like, ‘Oh, it’s some radical of Islam, people who are using that to justify their violence,’” Kearns had said during a May lecture regarding what she contends...
  • Google’s search bias against conservative news sites has been quantified

    09/11/2017 7:25:24 AM PDT · by Enchante · 33 replies
    WattsUpWithThat ^ | September 8, 2017 | Leo Goldstein
    Google Search is found to be extremely biased in favor of climate alarmism and against climate realism. The PGSTN ranges for climate realism and climate alarmism do not even overlap! Some of the most important climate realist domains, including low-controversial judithcurry.com, have such a low PGSTN that they can be considered blacklisted by Google. Google Search is found to be biased in favor of left/liberal domains and against conservative domains with a confidence of 95%. Further, certain hard-Left domains have such a high PGSTN that their standing raises suspicions that they have been hand-picked for prominent placement. Certain respected conservative...
  • UC Berkeley Mocked for Offering Counseling to Students Stressed By Ben Shapiro Speech

    09/09/2017 3:53:54 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 42 replies
    mediaite ^ | 9.9.17 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    There has been a lot of buildup ahead of Ben Shapiro‘s speaking engagement at UC Berkeley. Between the university initially blocking him from its campus and its efforts to limit the crowd size, it’s becoming quite the anticipated event.